March 26, 2003 |
In its first deal with an unaffiliated studio, Movielink, the online movie distributor owned by five major Hollywood film companies, is set to announce an agreement today with independent Artisan Entertainment Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Movielink is jointly owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros.
March 28, 2000 |
Artisan Entertainment, the independent distributor behind the low-budget horror hit "The Blair Witch Project," wants to sell stock in itself. How appropriate. Owning shares in movie companies usually ends up being a really frightening experience.
January 11, 2003 |
After a brief 15-month tenure, Robert Cooper is relinquishing his dual posts as chief executive of Artisan Pictures and vice chairman of its parent, Artisan Entertainment, the company said. Cooper will relaunch his former movie and TV production company Landscape Pictures. The company will have a deal at AOL Time Warner Inc.'s New Line Cinema. The executive remains a shareholder of Artisan, which retains a financial position in more than a dozen projects Cooper will take with him.
June 30, 2000 |
Artisan Entertainment Inc., the studio that released last year's sleeper horror hit "The Blair Witch Project," said co-Chief Executive Mark Curcio has quit. Curcio was forced out amid a power struggle with co-CEO Amir Malin and co-President Bill Block, both of whom felt Curcio failed to take advantage of the company's Internet marketing success with "Blair Witch."
March 28, 2002 |
Film and television studio Artisan Entertainment Inc. said it bought rights to the life story of Enron Corp. Vice President Sherron S. Watkins and the upcoming book "Power Failure" to turn into a television movie. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artisan is best known for releasing the hit independent film "The Blair Witch Project" in 1999. Its recently formed Artisan Television wing is a supplier of made-for-TV movies.
October 28, 2003 |
Independent film distributor Artisan Entertainment Inc., best known for the 1999 phenomenon "The Blair Witch Project," is being sold for $160 million in cash to fellow independent Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the companies said Monday. The sale will mark a further winnowing in the ranks of independent distributors, which often lack the resources and bulk to go it alone.